Acceptable Risk

  • Chris Whipple
Part of the Contemporary Issues in Risk Analysis book series (CIRA, volume 3)


The acceptability of risk is a complex subject. Judgments of acceptability are made at many levels—by individuals, families and other groups, and by the society at large. A risk may be acceptable to the consumer of a product or technology, but those who receive no benefit but some risk from the technology may disagree. A risk which was accepted in prospect may become unacceptable in hindsight.


Risk Management Acceptable Risk Risk Control Nuclear Regulatory Commission Fatality Risk 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris Whipple
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  1. 1.Electric Power Research InstitutePalo AltoUSA

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